Serial Entrepreneur, founder of five european companies, Investment Advisor, Business Angel, Passionate Trend Spotter
Monty is founder and CEO at AHEAD OF TIME, an Innovation Consultancy and Investment Advisory.
He studied Business Administration in Germany and Switzerland and specialiced early on electronic Marketing. Since Monty founded his first internet company in 1998 he realised inspiring projects with lasting impact. He attended the “Innovation Academy” at the Harvard Business School, is active member of the e-G8 Forum and is blogging at monty.de
He found the german office of a global Trend Research Consultancy and expanded the company in China. Since 2008 he is Founder & Managing Director at “Ahead of Time“, an innovation agency focusing on Emerging Technology, Mobile Media and the development of Social Media Marketing.
He is member of the advisory board of the Mobile Institute and the conference Mobile Media World in Toronto, Canada. Monty Metzger is founder of the open think tank about the future of mobile media and communication, Mocom 2020. He has just published the project related Book „Mobile Future @mocom2020: A collaborative vision of the future of mobile media“.
Furthermore he is founder and chairman of the CROSS INNOVATION ACADEMY taking place bi-annually. The CROSS INNOVATION ACADEMY is a „high-energy“ and „high-impact“ leadership event gathering a selection of the smartest, most innovative and forward-thinking people. The event is by invitation only.
“Monty makes the extraordinary look simple. If the Future, he has his finger on its pulse and knows how to help others see quickly the important trends that will impact all our business lives. In addition, he has an ability to take international groups of CEOs and other executives to other parts of the world, and in a relatively short time, give them a deep understanding of the dynamics of this part of the world. How he does it, I am not sure, but after seeing him in action, I know it’s real.”
Charles Savage , President , KEE International
“Off the bat or from the stump: Monty is a captivating & energetic speaker who can draw in his audience instantly. His presentations are thoughtful, brilliant, yet simple and have the audience yearning for more (see hits on his online presentations for proof). First and foremost, they are truly ahead of time.”
Philipp Encz , Correspondent/Reporter , Bloomberg L.P.
“It makes enormous fun to work with Monty. He is the absolute trend specialist. One can always rely on the fact that his topics make a big trend. In addition he continues to creatively develop this things.”
Wolfgang Altenstrasser , Managing Director , VOK DAMS : ILM Institut für Live-Marketing
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Monty on several different, high profile events and have consistently been impressed with him fresh and innovative marketing concepts, his vast knowledge about online exploitation and impressive list of contacts. I look to Monty every time we have a project looking for online marketing and sponsorships.” Jason P. Rothberg, Event- and Music-Manager, Los Angeles, USA
Blog by Monty C. M. Metzger *monty.de.